Please turn to number 94 (Second Tune) and join with the clarinets in “That Easter Day”.

Number: 94 (Second Tune)
First Line: That Easter Day
Tempo: In unison. Brightly
Music: Plainsong, Mode VIII
Text: Latin hymn, IV or V cent.
Tr. John Mason Neale, 1818-66 a.

Clarinet Arrangement: 094b.ThatEasterDay

This is a more traditional, though less common, setting for this hymn. I believe the melody comes from the traditional “Liturgia Horarum” of the early Christians.

Aurora lucis rutilatLight’s Glittering Morn Bedecks the Sky

This hymn is from the 4th or 5th century and is often ascribed to St. Ambrose (340-397). Whether it really is his or not, it is certainly worthy of his name. The complete hymn is composed of 44 lines and is given below. In the Liturgy it is broken up in multiple hymns. In the past it was broken into three hymns, Aurora lucis rutilat, Tristes erant Apostoli, and Claro Paschali gaudio, which were altered by Pope Urban VIII to Aurora caelum purpurat (Lauds), Tristes erant Apostoli (Vespers and Matins for Apostles and Evangelists in Eastertide), and Paschale mundo gaudium (Lauds for Apostles and Evangelists in Eastertide). Today parts of it are in the hymn for Laudes.

In one sense it is interesting. Usually, the drone harmony parts precede the melody part in these older hymns. In this case, the melody precedes the harmony.

As a bonus, for anyone reading along this far, I include a part with some effects applied to my clarinets, ahem, more usually associated with “rock” guitar parts.

Red Service Book and Hymnal
Red Service Book and Hymnal